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This variable is contained in the following files: Inpatient (Fee-for-Service), Skilled Nursing Facility (Fee-for-Service)
Short SAS Name
DED_AMT
SAS Name
NCH_BENE_IP_DDCTBL_AMT

The amount of the deductible the beneficiary paid for inpatient services, as originally submitted on the institutional claim.

Under Part A, the deductible applies only to inpatient hospital care (whether in an acute care facility, Inpatient psychiatric facility [IPF], inpatient rehabilitation facility [IRF], or long term care hospital [LTCH]) and is charged only at the beginning of each benefit period, which is similar to an episode of illness.

This variable is null/missing for skilled nursing facility (SNF), home health, and hospice claims.

Comments

Costs to beneficiaries are described in detail on the Medicare.gov website.

Source: NCH